Rob Sissons was born in Kent and has lived in the county for most of his life. He came to creative writing at an extremely young age; his first 'book', Lambkin and the Men with Guns, was written on the day of President Kennedy's assassination: Rob's mother supplied him with crayons and sheets of scrap paper to keep him occupied during a family dinner-party while the grown-ups were watching the news from Dallas on television! He often wonders whether he is the youngest person who can recall that particular day.
After studying French and English literature at University, Rob spent two years teaching English abroad and several years working as a tour manager taking tourists around Europe, including escorting railway tours in the UK, France and Switzerland. He has subsequently worked as a copywriter for one of the UK's leading tour operators, and has had articles on Spanish and Costa Rican Railways published in The Railway Magazine. Perhaps his greatest achievement in railway history was purchasing and using the last return ticket from North Weald station in Essex, England, before it closed!
Rob lives on the Kent coast, within sight of the English Channel, less than a mile from the former home of H G Wells, one of his heroes. He is a qualified Blue Badge guide for London and South-East England, and his hobbies include travel, vintage transport, collecting things and swimming - occasionally with dolphins!
Rob's novel 'A Coach Load of Chaos' was published by Trafford in 2008.